Air Date

19 May 1997


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Shadows is the 36th episode of the original series. It first aired on 19th May, 1997.


Po looks after the Teletubbies' favourite things while they go out for a walk. When they come back, Po can't remember which favourite thing belongs to which teletubby. So they tell her which favourite thing belongs to them and she gives them back their favourite things. The Teletubbies watch some children about shadows before doing the Walking Dance before Tubby Bye-Bye.

Featuring: Kevin & Kirsten Jarin, Jay Simpson and Camille St. Omer

Plot (US American Version)

The Teletubbies do The Twisty Dance before they watch some children making shadows. Po decides to play a hiding game, she hides behind the Tubby Toaster and all the Teletubbies join in, one by one. Then the Noo-Noo tidies up the Teletubbies' favourite things (except Po's Scooter) and they chase him before Tubby Bye-Bye.


  • This is the first episode where the Teletubbies do the shortened version of the Walking Dance.
  • The Shadows video was featured in the rare VHS Magical Surprises.
  • The US Version has the Twisty Dance instead of the Walking Dance.
  • Tinky Winky was the boo shouter in UK Version. Po was the boo shouter in US Version.
  • Po was the missing teletubby in both versions.


  • In the Original UK version, when Dipsy and Po bumped bottoms, Laa Laa’s bottom sound was used for Dipsy.

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